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Accept the cordial salutation of one who claims to have in view the same objects with yourself—the firm establishment of freedom, the diffusion of knowledge, the happiness of Man. In evidence thereof, accept a work, entitled “The English Constitution Produced and Illustrated”, together with an “Abridgment” of the same, to which is appended some additional matter. These are accompanied with...
Books, which in the service of virtue, breathe a vital spirit, must be supposed ambitious of appearing where kindred spirits associate. As such, the Writer hopes that the work entitled “ The English Constitution Produced and Illustrated ,” may be found not unworthy of acceptance by a Seminary of Science where “Government” is a prominent study. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I am much indebted for your kind letter of Feb. 29. and for your valuable volume on the English constitution. I have read this with pleasure, and much approbation, and think it has deduced the constitution of the English nation from it’s rightful root, the Anglo-Saxon. it is really wonderful that so many able and learned men should have failed in their attempts to define it with correctness....
On Tuesday the 13 th your very obliging and much–valued letter of June 5, was sent me from Oxford, by your friend M r Gilmer, whom I have not yet seen, but who says he shall call on me when he comes to London in August. As far as it may be in my power to be useful to that gentleman, I shall therein have a lively satisfaction; and trust that I may be able to point out to him some sources of...